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#328: Durosier Obit AP082599 from Slavin (fwd)


Obituaries in the News

.c The Associated Press

 Guy Durosier

SEATTLE (AP) - Guy Durosier, a Haitian singer and composer whom Edith Piaf 
once called ``the living breath of Haiti,'' died Thursday of complications 
from lung cancer. He was 68.

Like most Haitian musicians, Durosier had an eclectic style that included big 
band sounds and Cuban music of the '50s. His hits included ``Her name is 
Michaelle'' and ``My Brunette.''

Durosier, who also played the saxophone and the organ, settled in Paris in 
the 1960s where he performed regularly at the jazz club Mars. He then lived 
in Asia and Canada before moving to the United States 10 years ago.

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